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D-backs select two RHPs in MLB Draft 1st round with 3rd and 7th picks

June 6, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The MLB First-Year Player's Draft began Monday and the Arizona Diamondbacks selected right-handed pitchers Trevor Bauer third overall and Archie Bradley seventh overall.

Bauer, who led the UCLA Bruins in wins after going 13-2 this season, was also tops on the team in ERA (1.25), complete games (10), innings pitched (136.2) and strikeouts (203). The junior's 203 strikeouts this spring was four more in a single season than the pitcher he is most often compared to: San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum, who recorded 199 with Washington in 2006.

At six-foot-four Bradley was an intimidating pitcher at Broken Arrow high school in Oklahoma this spring, where he went 12-1 with a 0.29 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 71 innings.

Many of the players drafted will be reporting to Yakima June 15 for a summer with the Bears. The club looks to have its roster set by June 14.

The Diamondbacks still have the 10th pick in Compensation Round A (43rdoverall) tonight courtesy of Adam LaRoche going to Washington in the offseason.

The draft will continue with the second round Tuesday and then the 31stround Wednesday starting at 12:00 EST each day and continuing until all 50 rounds are complete.

The Yakima Bears begin the season June 17 in Vancouver and will play at home for the first time on June 22. Season tickets and mini plans are on sale now at the downtown Bears office at 17 N. 3rd Street, Suite 101 and online at

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